- made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.: confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed reservations on the three o'clock flight to Denver.
- settled; ratified.
- firmly established in a habit or condition; inveterate: a confirmed bachelor.
- given additional determination; made resolute.
- having received the religious rite of confirmation.
Origin of confirmed
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- (prenominal) long-established in a habit, way of life, etca confirmed bachelor
- having received the rite of confirmation
- (of a disease) another word for chronic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 14c., of diseases, "firmly established," past participle adjective from confirm. Of persons and their habits, from 1826.
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